Green Mountain Getaway

Vermont USA: (IRVT03)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/vermont_green_mountain_getaway.aspx

Introduction
Vermont USA
A little piece of heaven; this is a special equestrian holiday getaway at this classic four season resort located in the heart of central Vermont’s Green Mountain national forest. Majestically set on 700 acres with sweeping views of a mountain lake and forests, we offer an endless array of outdoor adventures, ideal for singles, couples and families - there’s something for everyone. Overnights are at a country inn with numerous facilities and superb dining. The Equestrian Center comes alive in spring, summer and fall catering to the experienced horseman and the novice rider. Guests will enjoy guided trail rides on horseback with breathtaking views, lessons in English or Western, introduction to cross-country jumping and more. The resort’s private beach on the lake has kayaks, canoes, scenic pontoon boat rides and swimming. For the avid outdoors man, clay bird shooting and hiking are all on site as are tennis, croquet or strolling country roads. Many beautiful golf courses are within a short drive. The resort’s breathtaking natural beauty with spectacular views of the lake and mountains creates a comfortable respite from day-to-day stress and pressure. The resort has a new outdoor heated pool and hot tub for days when the lake is a little chilly. At the moment you enter the lodge you will be welcomed by the resort’s friendly staff, ready to assist with any requests you may have. You will relax as you settle in to your guest room and take in the views in all directions. Whether you're in search of a romantic hideaway, family vacation, outdoor adventure, or the perfect wedding this equestrian escape has something for everyone. You will enjoy the beautifully appointed accommodations, warm hospitality, creative cuisine, array of outdoor adventures, massage therapy, lake activities and more!

Accomodation


Accommodations
This is a stationary ride, so all nights will be spent at the same location.

Description
Majestically set on 700 acres in Vermont’s lush Green Mountains with sweeping views of a pristine mountain lake and an infinite expanse of National Forest, the Green Mountain getaway offers an endless array of outdoor activities. Ideal for both couples and families, there’s something for everyone. The main inn has a spacious lobby of post and beam construction, a stone fireplace and many antiques. The guest rooms are well appointed in the tradition of a mountain lodge with panoramic views. The regular package includes a Classic Lodge room. Upgrades are available to the Luxury Lodge Rooms, Luxury Cabins, or Suites. For larger groups of 4+ we can also offer multi-bedroom Chalet accommodations. As our overnight guest, you will also have access to year-round stay-inclusive activities including daily afternoon refreshments in the Main Lodge Lobby and use of our hot tub, sauna and fitness room and seasonal activities including our heated outdoor pool, tennis court, private beach, kayaks/canoes/paddle boards, cross country ski & snowshoe trail passes and ice skating rink access. Laundry is not available.

Room Options

Classic Lodge Rooms
Located in the Resort’s Main Lodge building overlooking the lake and mountains or our upper meadow, the classic lodge rooms promise a wonderful view. These rooms can be found on the three separate levels of the main lodge, each with unique décor and offering a variety of bedding configurations; one queen bed, two queen beds, two full beds or one queen bed with bunk beds. Each Classic Lodge Room has a private bathroom with walk-in shower or full tub. Most have a sitting area. While we cannot guarantee a specific Classic Lodge Room based on décor, we will do our best to accommodate your bedding configuration needs.

Luxury Room
Each of the luxury lodge rooms located in the Lodge is uniquely decorated and offers spectacular mountain and lake views. Our luxury lodge rooms offer spacious accommodations with well-appointed furniture, seating areas and en-suite bathrooms.  These luxury lodge rooms offer 3 options for  bedding configurations, King, Queen or Two-Queen beds. The main lodge is situated at the heart of resort property with easy access to all resort activities and guest houses. 

Luxury Suite
Luxuriously appointed and with ample space (including separate living areas & over-sized bathrooms) and an array of windows, it’s quite possible that you won’t want to leave. All luxury suites are located on the second floor and offer magnificent views.

Room Occupancy
Triple occupancy is possible in some rooms/ cabins.
Single supplement is mandatory for solo travelers.




Meals
Breakfasts and dinners are included in your package. One main entry per person only; appetizers, desserts, and drinks are additional cost and to be paid locally. Lunches are not included and can be taken at the Highlands Tavern. For casual bistro fare join us in the Highlands Tavern. In our tavern you will find a more relaxed and slightly more modern setting, which offers delicious lunch and dinner menus with a full service bar and extensive wine list including many made right here in Vermont. One of the assets which makes our tavern so popular is our extensive locally crafted Vermont Brew tap selection – we always have 12 on tap to choose from! Enjoy a game of pool, seasonal outdoor seating on the Terrace and spectacular views.

We pride ourselves on artfully crafted cuisine delivered by attentive staff with unrivaled settings for dining both indoors and out!  Choose from the dining room or tavern in our main lodge, or in warmer months, have a seat on our outdoor terrace.  All offer phenomenal views of the mountains, lake and meadow. Recent renovations to our dining room include a new stone fireplace, floor to ceiling windows and Vermont-made Hubbardton Forge Lighting.Our Chefs have crafted unique menus, using locally sourced products whenever possible. We invite you to join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner and are certain your taste buds will be tantalized!

Meal Hours
Breakfast is in the Dining room from 7:30 am -  9:30 am weekdays and 7:30am - 10:00 am on weekends.
Lunch is always 12:00 pm -2:00 pm.
For dinner the dining room opens at 5:30 pm and closes at 9:30 pm. The bar will remain open for the whole dining schedule as long as we have people; by law has to shut down at 2:00 am.
Neat casual resort attire.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to all dietary restrictions if given prior notice.




Facilities/ Activities (included in package)

-Pool, hot tub, and sauna
-Private beach
-Kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing
-Disc golf
-Hiking trails
-Tennis
-Sand volleyball
-Fitness center

Facilities/ Activities (available at extra cost- please inquire)
-Gift shop
-Pontoon boating
-Fishing
-Clay bird shooting
-Spa (massages, facials, hairstyling & makeup, manicures & pedicures)
-Golf (nearby)

 

 

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Trail rides (2 to 3 hours each) are available from May to October with professional horseback guides; riding instruction in lessons (1 hour each) with certified riding coaches are additionally available in July and August. Your package with Hidden Trails is for 7 trail ride units that in July or August can be traded 1:1 for riding lessons during the months available.

Itinerary

Enjoy the spectacular property as you walk, trot or canter through serene mountain pastures, over miles of wooded trails, by untouched lakes and ponds, through the lush, green canopy of spring, the flowering country fields of summer and the brilliant colors of autumn’s foliage. 

Experienced rider or new in the saddle, our professional instructors will help you to improve your riding ability – English or Western – on your horse or one of ours.

From June to October you can enjoy daily trail rides into the breathtaking Green Mountains of Vermont. We offer daily riders in the morning and in the afternoon - usually 2 hrs (depending on the groups, the riding level and the weather). Trail rides are offered with English or Western saddles.

Serious riders can also take advantage of Jumping and Introduction to Dressage instructions and clinics during July and August. You have the option to exchange your trail riding units for one instructions lesson.
Lessons are offered in English equitation (balanced seat), Western equitation, stadium jumping and introduction to dressage. 

We will help you to create a personalized riding vacation to suit your needs and ability level, making it as varied and intensive as desired. In addition to the Equestrian Center, the resort’s numerous facilities include tennis, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, massage therapy, clay bird shooting, nearby golf … or just simply enjoying the breathtaking vistas from a comfortable chair!


Rates and Dates for Green Mountain Getaway

Rates include:

4 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner (1 entree per person per night only) at the Highlands Dining Room, use of all resort facilities - 7 morning or afternoon trail rides (2 hrs each), taxes and hotel gratuities. In July or August you can substitute 1 trail ride for a 1 hr riding lesson.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescription US$
    A
    20194 nights MAP, 7 riding units$1500

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionUS$
2019 Transfer from Rutland Airport by taxi (not included)
- to be paid locally
$0
2019 Upgrade to Luxury Room pp (dbl) - 4 nights $300
2019 Upgrade to Luxury Suite pp (dbl) - 4 nights $450
2019 Lodging in 2 Bdr Chalet (min of 4) pp $-50
2019 Lodging in 3 Bdr Chalet (min of 6) pp $-100
2019 Lodging in 4 Bdr Deluxe Chalet (min of 8) pp $335
2019 Extra nights MAP pp (dbl) $200
2019 2 day/ 2 night option with 3 riding units pp (dbl) $560
2019 Single supplement $225
2019 Non rider (in room with rider) $450
2019 Extra day with meals and 1 trail ride pp (dbl) $280

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 05/20 - 10/30 5d / 4n 4 nights MAP, 7 riding units 1 /8 Reserve

Dates Note: Best to reserve SU-TH or MO-FR.

Rates do not include:


Lunches - available at the Highlands Tavern. Dinner items other than entrees - appetizers, deserts, etc. Alcoholic beverages, Gratuities for riding guides, Spa services, Skeet, Mtn Bikes

Other Info
Meeting: Chittenden
Airport: Rutland
Transfer: Not available- please take a taxi from Rutland Airport to the riding center in Chittenden

Climate:


Chittenden area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

25

28

37

50

63

71

75

74

67

54

42

30

Average Low Temperature (°F)

2

4

13

25

36

45

50

49

41

31

23

10

Average High Temperature (°C)

-4

-2

3

10

17

22

24

23

19

12

6

-1

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-16

-16

-11

-4

2

7

10

9

5

-1

-5

-12

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

7

6

7

8

10

11

10

9

8

9

8

9

Source: NOAA

 

Seasons
Summer temperatures are warm. Days are typically sunny and comfortable, ideal for outdoor activity, with light clothing for days; sweaters or light jackets for evenings. The Autumn and Spring months are pleasant with a variety of casual dress suitable. Below freezing temperatures are the rule during the Winter season. Coats, heavy jackets, gloves and warm, dry boots are recommended until mid March.

What To Bring:

An ASTM approved helmet and soled boots with a heel are needed to ride !

Note: riding helmets are available on site.

This list is only a guideline for you

RIDING GEAR

  • Riding pants or Jodhpurs (used if possible!)
  • Riding boots + Mini chaps
  • Riding helmet (recommended for all trips)
  • Riding gloves

PERSONAL CLOTHING

  • Jacket or sweater for cool evenings
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Light wear rainwear
  • Comfortable shoes/sneakers
  • Swimsuit

ADDITIONAL THINGS TO BRING

  • Personal Toiletries
  • Insect protection
  • Personal medications
  • Sore cream (for the emergency)
  • Sewing kit
  • Camera and enough extra films
  • Address book and pen (for pictures postcards!)
  • Sun glasses with strap
  • Sun tan lotion and lip balm